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Itsabouttime:

I noticed in member issues that you are just lurking, but I have mabye a silly ? for you.

My father was WWII POW. He passed in 1994. I know that he was getting s/c benefits from VA, but I'm not sure for what. I know that he was in a German prison camp for 2 years and that he was shot in the butt.

Thats about all I know.

My ? is, being his son would I qualify for DIC, even though I'm 55 years old.

I know this is a silly ?, but have researched it and have't got a good answer.

Thanks,

NTMCV

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To qualify for DIC as a child of a War Time Veteran you would need proof that you were not able to work and earn a living at age 18. I know that there is probably a better way to put it but that is about how the VA looks at it and even than they fight like hell not to award it.

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Pete is correct!

Unless you had been determined to be Permanently incapable of self support by your 18th birthday you would have no claim other than as a totally dependent child. That doesn't sound like the case.

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Thanks everyone:

When I was 19 I was in RVN trying to save my own ass.

I said it was a silly ?, and I didn't think it would fly.

Thanks for the response.

He had his war, and I had mine.

O well, time goes on and no one knows what tommorrow brings. Its just the memories, the #$%%^ memories.

I wish I had a spell chekedr

TTanks,

NTMCV

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